Program Coordinator & Squash Coach
The Program Coordinator combines administrative and interpersonal skills to provide leadership, oversight and direction to the programmatic pieces of the organization. Our ideal candidate has prior experience working with kids from a variety of backgrounds and is a self-starter. Our Program Coordinator will both be able to effectively manage programmatic details of operation, but will also have an attitude, energy and passion that inspires our scholar athletes through commitment and a hands-on approach. Teaching experience highly preferred. The candidate must have experience playing squash. The Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director.
This position is a shared position between the Seattle Athletic Club (SAC) and Washington Education & Squash Academy. The Program Coordinator will work for the Seattle Athletic Club an average of 10 hours each week throughout the year, acting as the Squash Assistant to the Club Pros. Washington Education & Squash Academy will employ the candidate for the remaining 30 hours each week.
WESA is a startup organization; the first of its kind in the Northwest! The Program Coordinator is intimately involved in the growth of the organization; this is an opportunity for a self-starter to really shine.
personal & professional qualifications
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required
Experience teaching and/or working with children, especially at-risk youth, for at least one year after college
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Knowledge of Spanish highly preferred
Must be energetic, upbeat, and enthusiastic about WESA's mission
A passion for, belief in and devotion to urban youth development
Ability to get work done without much oversight
Experience playing squash
Exemplary organizational and time management abilities
Ability to grow with the organization
Drive, enthusiasm, energy, flexibility, endurance, humanity
Experience in or potential to develop program management expertise
Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and be comfortable driving a 15-passenger van.
Primary roles & Responsibilities
Oversee day-to-day operations of both the academic and the squash portions of the WESA program after-school during the weekdays and every other Saturday.
Organize implementation of the program pillars, including educational curriculum including homework assistance, academic enrichment and standardized test preparation, squash recruiting and instruction, organizing community service and cultural outings.
Design curricula and teach up to 5 academic enrichment and squash sessions with the help of volunteers each week.
Maintain and build strategic partnerships with students, student families, facilities, schools, donors, media and business community, volunteers, community service sites, etc.
Plan in-home visits with each new WESA student
Collect all student data, including attendance, school grades, academic assessments, etc.
Research opportunities for and organize community service and cultural enrichment outings for students
Organize for WESA students to participate in local tournaments, SEA events, and organize activities during school breaks
Assist in recruiting and supervising volunteers
Communicate program details to ED to be included in/on web site, newsletter and other communication vehicles used for stewardship, promotion and fundraising
Represent the organization in media outreach
When requested, attend and provide necessary reports to Board of Directors meetings.
At the SAC:
Assist participants during the weekly round robins
Aid with the Squash Kids clinic on Saturdays and Sundays
Assist with club events and tournaments
Run monthly beginners squash clinics
Hours & Schedule
During the school year (Sept – mid-June): Wednesdays & Thursdays: 2:00-8:00 PM ; Fridays 2:00-5:30 PM ; Saturdays 9:00 AM-1:30 PM ; Sundays 9:30 - 11:30 AM ; Mondays & Tuesdays OFF.
Some tournament weekends will require a greater number of hours being worked and these will be shifted from elsewhere. Tournament weekends will be discussed prior to hiring.
During the summer break, there are four weeks of programming during which Wednesdays-Fridays, the work day runs from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. Evening round robins and weekend clinics will require specific hours, but additional hours are flexible and can generally be worked remotely.